Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/1167

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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3D SESS.-CH. 871-OCT. 14 , 1940 from whom it was received, that said wool product is not misbranded under the provisions of this Act. Said guaranty shall be either (1) a separate guaranty specifically designating the wool product guaranteed, in which case it may be on the invoice or other paper relating to said wool product; or (2) a continuing guaranty filed with the Commission applicable to all wool products handled by a guarantor in such form as the Commission by rules and regulations may prescribe. (b) Any person who furnishes a false guaranty, except a person relying upon a guaranty to the same effect received in good faith signed by and containing the name and address of the person resid- ing in the United States by whom the wool product guaranteed was manufactured and/or from whom it was received, with reason to believe the wool product falsely guaranteed may be introduced, sold, transported, or distributed in commerce, is guilty of an unfair method of competition, and an unfair and deceptive act or practice, in com- merce within the meaning of the Federal Trade Commission Act. CRIMINAL PENALTY SEC. 10. Any person who willfully violates sections 3, 5, 8, or 9 (b) of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not more than $5,000, or be imprisoned not more than one year, or both, in the discretion of the court: Provided, That nothing herein shall limit other provisions of this Act. Whenever the Commission has reason to believe any person is guilty of a misdemeanor under this section, it shall certify all per- tinent facts to the Attorney General, whose duty it shall be to cause appropriate proceedings to be brought for the enforcement of the provisions of this section against such person. 1133 False guaranty. 38 Stat. 717; 62 Stat. 111. 16U. .C.§41-61; Supp. V, §§ 41-58 . Criminal penalty. Proviso. No limitation on other provisions. Certification to At- torney General. APPLICATION OF EXISTING LAWS SEC. 11 . The provisions of this Act shall be held to be in addition to, and not in substitution for or limitation of, the provisions of any other Act of the United States. EFFECTIVE DATE SEC. 12. This Act shall take effect nine months after the date of its passage. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE SEC. 13. If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any person, partnership, corporation, or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the Act and the application of such provision to any other person, partnership, corporation, or circumstance shall not be affected thereby. EXCEPTIONS SEC. 14 . None of the provisions of this Act shall be construed to apply to the manufacture, delivery for shipment, shipment, sale, or offering for sale any carpets, rugs, mats, or upholsteries, nor to any person manufacturing, delivering for shipment, shipping, selling, or offering for sale any carpets, rugs, mats, or upholsteries. Approved, October 14, 1940. Effective date. Separability lause. Application of exist- ing laws. Carpets, upholster- ies, etc.